Workforce Development

F-16 Maker Coming to Greenville

June 28, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
F-16

With BMW, Michelin and many other major companies now located in the Upstate, this area has become known as a manufacturing hub. One more company has recently made Greenville its home. Lockheed Martin held a celebration in honor of its new F-16 aircraft production line that...

PSA: Machine Tool

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
machine operator at Camco Machining

Daniil Kaplun Machine Tool Apprentice and Machine Operator, Camco Machining At age 18, Daniil Kamplun is already a full-time machine operator at Camco Machining. He entered the field of Machine Tool by accident. In high school, he went to Swofford Career Center and signed...

PSA: Industrial Electrician

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Kelvin Smith at the South Carolina Ports Authority

Kelvin Smith Industrial Electrician, South Carolina Ports Authority Student, Trident Technical College Kelvin Smith is originally from New York. He paid a visit to South Carolina because of a family occasion. During that trip, he realized that it was far easier for him and...

PSA: Quality Control

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Michelle Hutcheson taking care of quality control

Michelle Hutcheson SC Works Trainee, Finalcontrol, Inc. After Michelle Hutcheson graduated from high school, she took some “normal high school jobs”— in services and retailer stores. For elevating herself in the workforce, she started searching for a “real” job with higher...

PSA: Mechatronics D

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
John Huges working at ZF Transmission

John Hughes Mechatronic Apprentice, ZF Transmissions Student, Piedmont Technical College John Hughes is an apprentice at the ZF Transmission’s apprentice program. This program recruits local high school students and pays for them to attend school full-time at Piedmont...

PSA: Mechatronics C

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Samuel Wyatt operating robot

Samuel Wyatt Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive Student, Spartanburg Community College Samuel Wyatt has just graduated from Daniel Morgan Technology Center. He is good at working with his hands, using tools and programing robots. The earlier exposure to...

PSA: Mechatronics B

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Elvis Fitz with trainer

Elvis Fitz Maintenance Apprentice, ZF Transmissions Student, Piedmont Technical College Since Elvis Fitz was a very young child, he has enjoyed working on cars with his father. When he got into high school, he felt connected with mechatronics since it involves mechanic...

PSA: Electric Lineman

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Duke Energy Electric Lineman

William Ball Line Technician, Duke Energy William Madison Ball loves helping people. The main reason he became a line technician is that he can truly help people in their time of need. It brings him immense satisfaction when he can bring power back to hundreds of homes...

PSA: Mechatronics A

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Cole Quinn Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive

Cole Quinn Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive Student, Spartanburg Community College Cole Quinn got into mechatronics first because of his late father, who was a teacher at Spartanburg Community College and also worked in the industry years before. He saw early-on...

PSA: Welding

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Blake Bentley Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks

Blake Bentley Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks Blake Bentley has been a welder and fabricator at Oilmen’s Truck Tanks for six years. As a young child, he was fascinated by welding. During 10th grade in high school, he enrolled himself in the welding program at R...

SC Continues to Attract New Business

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Aaron Erickson

Up until last year, our next guest’s advanced manufacturing company has relied on existing space to expand operations at its six facilities nationwide. That is until they discovered Blythewood, South Carolina, where they recently completed construction of a new, 140,000...

Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Education by Karen Hermann
Students in the BOOM Program learned construction techniques by building small houses.

Richland School Districts One and Two, Lexington-Richland District Five, Midlands Education & Business Alliance, S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, Midlands Workforce and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina partnered with Midlands Technical College...

Busy Time at SC Ports

June 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

As the economy has been improving over the past several years, our state’s ports authority has been quietly setting new records for container volume while at the same time, continuing its efforts to deepen Charleston Harbor to accommodate the bigger, new Panamax ships which...

Mechatronics

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
robot inside a manufacturing facility

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances, the subfields...

First Look Inside the In-Demand Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
Inside the 787-10 Dreamliner at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston on Oct. 5, 2017.

Boeing recently unveiled a newly painted Singapore Airlines 787-10 Dreamliner as one of the company’s recent advancements to full-scale production of its newest aircraft. Photos from early October show the twin-aisle jet after a visit to the North Charleston plant’s new...

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